My Meatie Pen

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by madamwlf, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    This is a temporary pen. It will be put up whenever we do meaties which is about 2-3 times a year. It measures 17' by 35'. The dog kennel is their "coop" and it measures 7.5' by 7.5'. I have 36 meaties in there right now that are 4.5 weeks old. They've been outside since they were 2 weeks old. Love watching them run around playing, scratching and just being chickens. We also have 3 - 3 foot feeding troughs and two waterers that hold 8 gallons of water between them.

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  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Very nice set up. Happy chickies.
     
  3. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice to see someone else use zip ties to keep their fencing up [​IMG] looks better then mine.
     
  4. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    Quote:Oh my husband religiously believes in those things. We use them for everything.
     
  5. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my husband religiously believes in those things. We use them for everything.

    US TOO! If it wasn't for zip ties, bungie cords and duck tape the farm would fall apart!

    And nice job on the set up...I love the fact that you can take it down when you need to - that's really awesome and convenient!
     
  6. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Very nice! I love how much space they have.
     
  7. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are shorter zip ties out there! [​IMG]

    I am laughing because my husband just told me that last night after I used one of his longest zip ties to close the top of my potting soil and then cut off the excess. Then he handed me a brand new tub of assorted sizes that was "all mine" and told me to keep it with my gardening stuff.

    By the way, nice set-up!
     
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  8. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    Quote:That was my husband's doing. I was just following his lead. [​IMG]
     
  9. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first thought when I saw this was... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] That's soooooo coooool [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Quote:Oh my husband religiously believes in those things. We use them for everything.

    Same here! Zip ties are our friend. Wish I had invented them!
     

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